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Portables (Games)

Submission + - Hackers Unite: PSP can be downgraded, un-bricked

VoxMagis writes: A group of talented PSP hackers have developed a system to downgrade and unbrick (permanently crash) the PSP. A group including the well known (in the PSP home brew world) Dark_Alex has developed a set of software that closely imitates the Sony Service Battery (Known as "JigKick").
This opens up amazing new potential for the home brew scene for the Playstation Portable. With the ability to repair a corrupted PSP or to reset a new one, the safety and usability of PSP software has truly taken a step up.
The Internet

Submission + - AT&T willing to do MPAA, RIAA's dirty work (

Peerless writes: AT&T plans to begin monitoring its network for pirated content. An AT&T VP says that his company's decision to offer IPTV made them realize that their interests are a lot more closely aligned with those of Hollywood than they used to be, but it's going to be tough to pull this off. 'The company says it will target only repeat offenders and that it will not violate user privacy or FCC directives on network openness. Who knows how this is all supposed to work, especially as legal, unencrypted files flow across the Internet from sites like iTunes and eMusic, along with thousands of smaller sites that serve as promotional vehicles for independent bands and filmmakers? We suspect that AT&T will start small, deploying some sort of P2P solution that looks for the transfer of unencrypted Hollywood blockbusters and major-label bands in complete form.' Ars points out that even if the solution is 99.5% effective, that's still going to result in a huge number of false positives. First the NSA, and now the MPAA and RIAA. Is there anyone AT&T won't spy for?

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